Where to find local.tgz for resetting the root password?
I am following this post
to recover/reset the root password of my ESXi host, and I can't quite figure out where the VMware files are, and therefore neither how to mount them in order to start looking for the latest version of either local.tgz or state.tgz.
I'm new to Linux and hopefully that's only the reason why I struggle at this stage.
In my case typing fdisk -l
returns the following:
Disk /dev/sda: 107.3Gb
/dev/sda1 * 1 13055 104855552 7 HFS/NTFS
Disk /dev/sdb: 268.4Gb
/dev/sdb1 1 32636 2621... 7 HFS/NTFS
I can mount /dev/sda1 but then what I see in there is only the Windows Server 2008 files. W2k8 being the only VM guest currently installed.
I can also mount /dev/sdb1 and then I see even less, just a few files that look like a partial install of Windows Server 2008, but nothing like the stream of WMware files that I should see.
Could anyone give me some directions regarding how/where to find local.tgz or state.tgz in order to proceed get back ownership of this ESXi server ?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.